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Inside the Building Trying to Corner the UWS Rental Market

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[Photos by Will Femia.]

For three years now, all eyes on the Upper West Side have been on The Corner, and with good reason. Not only did the rental building replace the classic Colonial Club on one of the neighborhood's most visible, er, corners, but it did so in highly dramatic fashion: 19 stories of glass with a big ol' curve in the middle (take that, pre-war surroundings!). Now the Handel Architects-designed building?full name, The Corner at 200 West?is open for business, and following a sneak peek at the renderings, we've received our first real look inside the place. Come inside and give your regards to Broadway.

The building has had about six different names, but that's easily topped by the variety of layouts: 47 different floorplans within its 196 units. Inside, it's luxury all the way, from the Andres Escobar design (including a lobby with 1,754 crystals individually suspended from the ceiling in a wave shape) to the apartments themselves, where standard features include washers and dryers, thousand-dollar faucets and custom door-knockers. Best touch of all: The Corner's slightly familiar logo. We're flattered!

Prices in the building are changing all the time, and the wide variety of apartment shapes and sizes (and views) makes getting detailed rent info tricky. On the day of our visit, the smallest unit in the building, a 418-square-foot studio, was going for just under $3,000 per month. The biggest, a 1,600-square-foot 3BR, 2.5BA with great light and views, was seeking $20,000 per month. For a 1BR apartment, a prospective renter can expect to pay anywhere from $4,500 to $7,000 per month based on size, exposures and outdoor space.

All of the apartments are finished and ready for move-ins, but The Corner is still a bit of a work in progress. The 10,000-square-foot landscaped roof deck (fireplace, wet bar, misting wall, etc.) should be done in a few weeks, and of course the whole neighborhood is waiting on that new Trader Joe's in the building due in September/October. The building also has amenities like a children's playroom and "Corner Club" gym. Leasing is by appointment only, because crowds and corners just don't mix. Has the luxury rental scene been kicked up a notch?
· The Corner [Official Site]
· 200 West coverage [Curbed]

The Corner

200 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023 Visit Website

The Corner

200 West 72nd Street, New York, NY